Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Meghan-Harry Show

Picking up where her husband’s late mother left off, a second rate actress by name of Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, is going to take on the British monarchy tonight in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Obviously, Meghan is a self-important twit who will certainly not hurt the British monarchy. People prefer stable institutions to self-aggrandizing egomaniacs. This truth is perfectly obvious to anyone who knows anything. And Meghan is hardly in that category.

Besides, the British public will side with the Queen, who has never done anything to deserve this.

As for the British press, we turn to the Daily Mail to get a read on public opinion in Great Britain:

Spare a thought for the Queen this weekend. At a time of life when she has surely earned a little peace, there's trouble and turmoil on all fronts.

Her 99-year-old husband lies seriously ill in hospital, she has suffered the pain of seeing her son Andrew sidelined from public life for associating with a notorious paedophile, and senior courtiers face accusations of having covered up reports of bullying at the Palace.

To add insult to emotional injury, we reveal today that the Ministry of Defence is preparing to axe the Queen's Flight aircraft, maintained by the RAF for the use of senior royals.

And if all that were not enough, at 1am on Monday her grandson and his wife are set to launch a full-frontal assault on the whole structure and integrity of the monarchy.

Even for a woman who has known more than her share of crises, disappointments and betrayals, this really is the Queen's weekend from hell.

Poor put-upon Meghan is casting herself in the lead role in a grievance story, wherein she was totally oppressed by the big, bad monarchy. Now she has found liberation and a pot of gold in Southern California. 

Break out the crying towels:

We don't know exactly what Meghan will say to Oprah Winfrey in her tell-all interview. But from the snippets so far, we can see she's in no mood to hold back.

While Harry plays a supporting role, this is very much Meghan's drama, in which she casts herself as a caged victim who had to liberate herself from the clutches of the malign and overpowering 'Firm'.

As Winfrey puts it, she will tell 'her truth', though whether that is the actual truth or a one-eyed travesty of it will be for the audience to decide.

Apparently, the audience has already decided. Grievance culture has its limits. Thankfully.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Ahhhh, Megan! The Creature From The La Brea Tar Pits! Harsh? She seems to have earned it.